Artistic Director

Glenn Elston

Glenn pioneered outdoor theatre in Australia, which is now a summer tradition across the country. An idea that started in 1987 involving 12 people is now the largest independent theatre company in Australia.

Glenn’s productions include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, RICHARD III, HENRY IV PT1, HAMLET, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, MACBETH and AS YOU LIKE IT. He has written and directed THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JUNGLE BOOK – THE NEXT CHAPTER, TOAD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, CARIBBEAN PIRATES AT THE POLLY WOODSIDE, ALICE IN NEVER NEVERLAND, LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER and A PICNIC WITH COLE PORTER.

For the past 13 years, He has also co-presented WALKING WITH SPIRITS, a celebration of the ancient Aboriginal tradition of Corroboree at Malkgulumbu (Beswick Falls), and produced two major tours through Northern Australia.

Glenn has produced and co-produced many local, national and international shows including THE SIR GEORGE MARTIN IN CONCERT, DAVID STRASSMAN, HAIR – THE MUSICAL, TWO UP with Wendy Stapleton and Glenn Shorrock, JULIAN CLARY, PIAF, TORCH SONG TRILOGY, and BARBARA COOK.
Recently his production for children JUNGLE BOOK THE CONCERT SHOW toured regional Australia, and played at The Athenaeum Theatre in the 2010 and 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and toured to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010.

Glenn also presented indigenous performer Noel Tovey’s LITTLE BLACK BASTARD at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival where it received six five star reviews. In 2014 the Melbourne City Council presented Glenn with a MELBOURNE AWARD for Contribution to Melbourne’s Profile by an Individual.

In 2016, Glenn took two of his family productions ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and ‘Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies’ to perform in London’s Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.